"Whatever's Left" as written by Gary Lightbody, Mark Pete Mcclelland, Jonathan Graham Quinn and Nathan Connolly....
A feeling I've had many times before.
I can't hold the fort, saying give me more.
I struggle and sweat,
Now I'm wide awake.
With mind all I'm fine, with my ears to find.
It's the same thing again,
But it could become a problem if
We don't deal with it now,
And we blast off in another end.
I've not opened my mouth,
Can you read my mind so easily?

As the madness sets in
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you

A sudden movement and a broken limb,
The patches are there to show where I'm heading.
My fault is it now? Well its news to me.
Cause each of us, we try once again.
It's the same thing again,
But it could become a problem if
We don't deal with it now,
And you blast off in another end.
I've not opened my mouth,
Can you read my mind so easily?

As the madness sets in,
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you
You must know that I'll follow you.


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"Whatever's Left" as written by Gary Lightbody Nathan Connolly

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    General CommentOkay thinking about it now, maybe im completely on the wrong road... but this is what i think. isnt it about them having problems with sex? him not being able to make it happen or something? i mean look at the whole first verse. and then at the end 'curled and joyless we try once again...'
    CheeseJester20on July 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think xanticromberrocker put a much too sentimental meaning on this song. I think it's all about a couple that always fights. the girl bitches the guy out before he even gets a chance to explain. But she knows he'll stay because he's in love with her despite it all
    Zorranaon September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy is there no comments here yet... well anyways i think its thats this couple is having problems and theyre really on and off?? i dont think so
    love2obsessionon January 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits another of those songs which has alot of lyrics reflecting the way i feel, but i don't think the overall meaning of the is anything i can relate to.

    Great song! Amazing album!
    MunkyManon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay this song is so not about sex in my eyes, but whatever. everyone has their own persecptive in music based on past experiences in life. so yea think is what i think this song is about.

    "It's a feeling I've had many times before
    I can't hold the fort so don't give me more
    I struggle and sweat when I'm wide awake
    When I know I'm fine, I'm not used to fine"
    ^^^ okay so person 1 get a revided feeling of love and person 1 knows how love feels and doesn't want anymore because person is scared of falling in lvoe again... this time scared of falling in love with person 2

    "It's the same thing again
    But it could become a problem if
    We don't deal with it now
    And you blast off in another rant"
    ^^^person 1 wants to tell person 2 where person 1's emotions stand to see if the feeling is mutual, but is afraid of person 2 becoming mad like if person 1 is doubting their relationship and things will like.. die or mess up and not be the same

    "I've not opened my mouth
    Can you read my mind so easily"
    ^^^ so person 1 decides not to say anything and is hoping person 2 gives a sign that person 1 loves them back... mutality.. you know?

    "As the madness sets in
    You must know that I'll follow you""
    ^^^person 1 is going crazy not knowing and tells person 2 how where the emotions stand, but want person 2 to know that person 2 lvoes person 1 no matter what and if jsut saying.. you know?

    "A sudden movement and a broken limb
    The patches are there to show where I'm hit"
    ^^^ things turned out having person 2 get mad at person 1. now either A. person 2 rejected person 1 or B. person 2 got mad for doubting anything.

    "My fault is it now well that's news to me"
    ^^^ person 1 feels as if it's person 1's fault for this to happen, but doesn't naturally feel like that. person 1 is informed (like how the news informs you of everyday life etc.) see ::well that's news to me::

    "Curled and joyless we try once again"
    ^^^ curled stands for not open hearted anymore and you have to work your way open to let your love out. joyless stands for no more passion of the first romance. we try once again is pretty self explanatory. well actually no. it could mean two things from the viewer's eye. either a. they both moved onto a new person to love or b. they try they relationship over again to not have it messed up and get the feelings mutaly balanced.




    and there you go.
    xanticromberrockeron August 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the whole album is about drug abuse breaking up a relationship i.e."I struggle and sweat when I'm wide awake
    When I know I'm fine, I'm not used to fine" and in their song "how to be dead" some of the the lyrics are;

    "talk to the wall" and "It's all down to drugs at least i remember taking them and not alot else" and "If the extacy's in then the will is definatly out"

    well thats my interpretation anyway. enjoy the song!!!
    Oonaghon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnow that i look closer at the lyrics i think it is about a failed sex relationship...."broken limb" "my fault is it now" sounds like it to me...
    inadequatehearton August 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Oonagh. "the patches are there to show where i'm hit". come on, how can everyone think this is about sex?! god forbid gary might want a break from sex songs!
    ikvoriaon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust a song about a couple being together knowing there's no point anyway, but the guy wants to save it but he's such a big mindfuck he knows he wont.
    snowpatrolloveron September 03, 2007   Link

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